The Tea That Started It All – Harney & Sons Paris

Bonjour everyone! Let’s go to Paris!

I thought it would be best if I started with  Harney & Sons Paris Tea, as it’s what started it all for me.

Harney & Sons Paris tea, my rosanna monogram mug and my cuisinart CPK-17 electric kettle
Harney & Sons Paris tea, my rosanna monogram mug and my cuisinart CPK-17 electric kettle

A long time ago a friend of mine introduced me to it. We both have a long-standing love affair with all things French. I will never forget opening the tin of sachets and the immediate caramel vanilla aroma that lifted into the air. I was hooked even before I tried it. They come in a lovely purple accented tin which is my favorite color. The side of the tin goes into the description of the tea, ratings, and flavor profile. Details of Paris Tea

I’ve always purchased this tea in the sachets. I may start buying the loose tea as I’ve got one of these nifty Teavana Perfectea Makers. I use it almost religiously. It’s super simple and it gives the tea time to expand enough to get the full flavor out of every leaf.  I’ve given a few as gifts. They were huge hits.

Brew the tea with boiling water and allow it to steep for 5 minutes. The appearance of the tea once it’s been brewed is a rich dark caramel color. The fragrance is vanilla. Once you sip this tea you get the background notes of the bergamot. It’s my go to tea. I always have two boxes of the sachets on hand. During summer, I make this into iced tea.  I drink this tea with honey which definitely enhances both the vanilla and caramel notes. When I make it as iced tea, I utilize a vanilla simple syrup because it helps incorporate it faster than normal sugar.

Tea Tip: To make simple syrup, use equal parts sugar and water in a sauce pan. Bring it to a boil, turn off the heat, allow it to cool, then put it in a squeeze bottle for easy dispensing. I make my own vanilla sugar by putting left over dried vanilla bean pods into my sugar container. It makes it heavenly! It’s a nice easy trick that improves everything! I especially like it for my cocktails.

I promised myself I wouldn’t ramble on, so this is it for today.

Have you had Harney & Sons Paris tea? What are your thoughts on it?

Enjoy your cuppa and have a wonderful Wednesday.

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